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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   67 Steve Pitts Road, Umzumbe 4225, South Africa
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Pumula Beach Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Pumula as a whole family for 5 days -grandparents and all. What paradise. Primula is like one of those good old fashioned South African resorts. We arrived in time for lunch which was not a disappointment. The food is good homemade cooking. Buffets for breakfast and lunch and delicious ala carte dinners. And tea at 4pm with different... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best family holiday destination we have found. Super kid friendly, with plenty of fun and games provided. A great old fashioned, colonial style place, with prompt and friendly staff. They also have a nice Gym and MTB's for hire. Strongly recommended

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 5 days at the lovely place whilst taking a short break. Our room was all we wanted and the bathroom was great. The TV and all else worked fine. The rate we had was DBB and the hotel fare was basic but fine except for the curries which were a disappointment. The hotel is in very good condition... More

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Cape Town
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I have had the privilege of staying at the Pumula Hotel every year for the past 22 years which, arguably, places me in the strongest position to comment on the evolution of this establishment and its appeal to holidaymakers. The single biggest positive influence on the resort was the appointment of Phillip (Gibson) as manager. From the onset he maintained... More

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Aspatria, Cumbria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My friend from Johannesburg arranged this 5 day break ,he stayed here before and everything he told me about the Hotel & Staff was so true.The general manager Philip Gibson & his Staff couldn't do enough for us . It was the end of the season and quite the first few days (they were doing alterations to the reception) which... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Pumula offers the best of both worlds for a family or couple wanting an uncomplicated seaside holiday. The hotel is beautifully furnished and styled but is also practical in terms of sandy little feet and wet swimming costumes. Access to the beach is via a gate which is locked between 18h00 and 06h00. The hotel lounge offers a venue for... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Reminds me of British hotels from the 50s when families returned year after year for their summer holidays. Cleaning of bathroom could be greatly improved. Food quite good and service friendly and fast. Liked the pool area. Location next to beach was wonderful and the surf had a very relaxing effect. One important safety measure would be a notice on... More

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Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

What an unbelievably fantastic holiday we had here over December. All thanks to Philip, Ryan and all the staff. For a family with young kids words cannot describe the excellent level of service, the three stars does not do it justice, we will be returning.

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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Great location, excellent beach and beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. Pumula Beach Hotel rooms are well appointed and offer everything you need as a traveller for business or holiday. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the food very good, especially the seafood dishes. Wifi in the public areas a plus!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

For a 3star rated hotel, this places offers so much more. Excellent service, spacious rooms, great food and awesome entertainment for kids. With only minor cleaning related issue to complain about, this hotel certainly is worth a visit. Will definitely go back.

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Address: 67 Steve Pitts Road, Umzumbe 4225, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umzumbe
Hotel Class:3 star — Pumula Beach Hotel 3*

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